Perseverance pays off

This morning Tofu and I headed north out of North Carolina and into Virginia. We got off the freeway at Emporia, Virginia. I wanted to see if I could find a grocery store in the old town. After looking high and low, I stopped a man walking down the street. “Is there a grocery store […]

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Headed North

Yesterday we landed in Walterboro, South Carolina. This morning I went to the office of our Motel 6 and told her, “We’ve stayed in a dozen of these places across the South, and yours is by far the best we’ve stayed in.” As we drove north on I-95, there wasn’t a lot of great scenery. […]

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Andersonville to Plains

In recent weeks when anyone asked me where Tofu and I were headed on this road trip, I would say “I want to see the Grand Canyon and I want to go to Plains Georgia to see Jimmy and Rosalyn’s house.” Today I got to visit Plains; it was a big deal for me. But […]

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Traveling the Trail of Tears

Leaving Murfreesboro this morning we passed through the northwestern corner of Georgia, then crossed into the northeast corner of Alabama. I stopped to read this sign about DeSoto’s expedition in 1848, looking for gold in Alabama. Traveling south I Kept seeing these “Trail of Tears” road signs. From 1830-1850 almost 17,000 First Nations people were […]

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On the Musical Highway

There are roadsigns on the freeway between Memphis and Nashville calling it the Musical Highway. Memphis is the home of Sun Recored where the Million Dollar quartet recorded their early songs. Nashville is the home of the Grand Ole Opery. In between them is a city called Jackson,which instantly makes me recall June Carter Cashes […]

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From Hope to Graceland

Last night I tried to convey how hard it was to get into the Motel 6 in Texarkana. You’re traveling down a two lane, one way frontage road and at 3pm it is filled with traffic (I took the photos this morning). Look quick! Where do you enter? No visible sign saying Enter, and besides […]

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We accidentally went to Arkansas

I took only one photo today. We’ll get to that later. About 45 minutes southeast out of Wichita Falls, this morning I shouted, “Wow, beautiful pastures”. Put a fright in Tofu, but a little belly rubbing helped overcome her alarm. Yes the scenery was low rolling hills, grass, trees, pleasant. But I’m on this highway […]

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Tofu travels to Wichita Falls

We got out of Tucumcari early in the morning. Before long we had left New Mexico and entered Texas. The sky was overcast with intermittent rain showers. The scenery was redundant. Crossing into Texas and headed toward Amarillo there were miles of wind turbine towers. After some crazy traffic in Amarillo, there were more wind […]

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Passing through Pueblo

We slept well last night. This morning we headed toward Sant Fe. I wanted to make connection with the Santa Fe Trail. Of course Santa Fe is this huge city with terrible traffic. Not much guidance to “Old Santa Fe” for someone just passing through. Eventually I saw a sign for Route 66 and the […]

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